> Pops Peds Wrote:
> So the world is changing so everybody has the same thoughts and
> opinions...yea that sounds logical...everybody think alike ....hahahaha.
> ..wow you people really are intelligent..
honestly it seems like there's 2 sets of thoughts and opinions. and the wedge is being intentionally driven between the 2 more and more. I do regret that being of 1 "side" seems to indicate a full agreement with everything of that side and full opposition to the other.
But yes the world is changing, on the whole the changes are or should be for the better, for greater access to the comfort and equality that is very achievable and experienced by many and should be equally available to all. And there is one side which is uncomfortable with change, or at least unhappy with being told change is necessary, when they've been so content with the way things were or the way they view things through their narrow lenses. And that seems to be the driving factor behind a majority of trump's support, is saying "nah, fuck them, you don't need to worry about making things better for other people. watch me I can make it shittier just to piss them off" while having very little to do with actual policy or change. OR you have a lot of people with a lot of money and power making a lot of money and power from exploiting others with the current system and thus opposed to anything that challenges it (the idea that the economy is more important than the environment, for example)
But that makes it very frustrating to see inequality injustice, urgency for change, and to then see people actively denying it. Not arguing how to address the problems or other problems they view greater or more urgent, but just flat out denying these problems. It's erased the opportunity for civil discussion when one side's entire position is "that's not real"
So to your point, the most intelligent approach would be to gather as much information as possible from the most reliable sources possible and from that viewpoint, which does and should change as more information is available (never stop learning, from science and views of others, never rest on personal experiences), from that viewpoint I cannot support any of trump's destructive policy and to the specific point of covid I'm appalled at his dismissal and promotion of distrust of those experts doing their utmost to save lives, his wishywashy flip flops on position and guidance, and his focus on a few minor successes while ignoring the glaring and growing flaws in his response. It's unclear, dangerous, destructive, reckless and divisive - literally the polar opposite of what a leader should be
honestly he seems singularly capable of only rambling incoherently and having a staff reconstruct that into some kind of message that only resonates with his "side" saying "nahh fuck them, do what you want"